Injustice: Year Five #1
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Injustice: Year Five #1

Writer: Brian Buccellato Artist: Mike S. Miller Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 23, 2015 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
8.0Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

The series begins its fifth and final year as the regime searches for the criminals who all escaped from Superman's prison.

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jan 6, 2016

    This was a fun action packed issue that does a great job selling Superman's cold nature. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Jan 8, 2016

    Injustice feels reborn as Year Five kicks off with plenty of action and intrigue as prelude to what might be the final showdown before Batman's ultimate defeat. With the reinvigorated energy that this series is displaying now, I'm going to be seriously sorry if we are heading to a conclusion. When Injustice is grounded like this, it feels like it could (and should) go on forever! Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 22, 2015

    This was a really exciting start to the final year of Injustice. It looks like it will be the Year of the Villains and if the roster stays as awesome as it is this week, fans are in for a hell of a ride. The issue is setup, but it sets up something awesome that I can't wait to see. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Casey Walsh Jan 6, 2016

    Injustice Gods Among Us: Year Five #1 is a bitter sweet first issue as it marks the beginning of the end of one of DC Comic's most critically acclaimed books. Buccellato offers both a look back, while pushing us forward, while Miller, Coelloand Nanjan'sart impresses with its clarity and color. If you haven't been reading Injustice this maybe the perfect place to start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Jan 8, 2016

    Overall, Year 5 is starting off on the right foot and I cant wait to see where it goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 21, 2015

    Really, the issue's only weak-point – apart from the aforementioned accidental spoiler – is this world's take on Wonder Woman. I cannot fault Brian Buccellato for this as the problem was present in the reality of the game world this comic is based on and he's taken steps to work around this point in the past. Yet the idea of Wonder Woman being this wishy-washy whiner who pines for Superman and wishes that he'd notice her in the wake of Lois' death rather than being honest with Clark about her feelings or taking action on them just doesn't ring true. Despite this, I still find this to be a good read and I can't wait to see what the rest of Year Five holds in store. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 22, 2015

    The stage is well set here for what's to come and while Doomsday shows up briefly I get the sense that he may not be much of a player for a while, letting Superman show just how far he's willing to go. I like opening issues like this because it takes the time to reintroduce everyone and where they are in the scope of things rather than just hitting the ground running in a hard way while trying to catch up along the way. Buccellato keeps things moving smoothly and logically here while Miller's artwork is solid and welcomingly familiar after not seeing it for a few months. I have different expectations with weekly books and rotating creative on them but there's something about this one that just clicks different in really liking the raw and kind of angular look that we get. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 6, 2016

    Injustice's fifth and final year gets off to a solid start in its first issue. These two chapters don't quite recapture the fun of last week's Year Four Annual, but they do succeed in centering the conflict again and highlighting the parallel struggles of Batman and Superman. There's a lot of room for this series to expand and surprise readers over the course of 2016. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Jan 6, 2016

    Even though this is a "#1" issue, it kind of feels like it's best that you're already familiar with this world. I'm not quite sure if I can recommend it for new readers, as it's probably best they play catch up with the previous trades. If you've been on board up to this point, you will probably feel right at home. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 6, 2016

    Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Five #1 is a fun, though not deep, first issue that's worthy picking up if you want to see Batman versus Superman where anything can happen. I wasn't expecting much depth going in, and it doesn't try to sell itself as. As far as a video game to comic adaptation, it's actually good, and the first issue has me wanting to see what comes next at least, if nothing else to just see this take on these characters. Read Full Review

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